FRENCH CHINA CABINET


I can never resist these little pieces when I see them. I found this one on craigslist a few weeks back. It belonged to a sweet girl named Margaret. I had arranged to go and get it when we had a serious plumbing issue and I had to dip into my business furniture fund. Thankfully she was gracious enough to be patient with me and I went and picked it up on Wednesday. I also bought a table with a leaf and 6 chairs to match.

It’s amazing what you can do when the kids go back to school. That could be a Dr. Seuss book:O)
I got a china cabinet done, a coat of paint on a table and leaf, a mirror done and a photo shoot. For me, that’s a pretty good days work considering I have to leave at 12.45 to pick up little bit.

I used a combination of three chalk paint colors, The new white, louise blue and country gray. I layered them until I achieved a desired effect and then began to distress with a wet rag bringing out some wood and the under colors. I finished with dark wax. I decided to leave the cabinet in it’s natural state on the inside. I recently was inspired by a beautiful french cabinet in the new French Country magazine that had been painted. The wood was left alone on the inside. This cabinet has real wood shelves with a beautiful grain that was perfect for this.

Frenchy will be headed to Consigning Interiors in the morning. My new space gets painted this week and will be ready for moving in soon!


Linking to Primitive and Proper and Miss Mustard Seed, Meet Me On Monday

Comments

  1. Katie says:

    Beautiful! Love the color mixture and the contrast of the wood shelves.

  2. Katie says:

    Beautiful! Love the color mixture and the contrast of the wood shelves.

  3. one of my all time favorites of your pieces by far!!!! awesome!

  4. one of my all time favorites of your pieces by far!!!! awesome!

  5. You've outdone yourself with this piece!

  6. You've outdone yourself with this piece!

  7. Connie says:

    I love this cabinet. It's so pretty. Do you have a set of the chairs… like the one shown? If so, I am interested if they are for sale. Please let me know – theshabbyhome@yahoo.com.
    Connie

  8. Connie says:

    I love this cabinet. It's so pretty. Do you have a set of the chairs… like the one shown? If so, I am interested if they are for sale. Please let me know – theshabbyhome@yahoo.com.
    Connie

  9. Gorgeous! I love what you did with the layering.

  10. Gorgeous! I love what you did with the layering.

  11. I am so stealing this look. This is the kind of thing I love about chalk paint. I have tried to achieve this look for years, but not always with success. Chalk paint allows you to layer, and make something truly look old through each layer. You did beautiful work. Love it.

  12. I am so stealing this look. This is the kind of thing I love about chalk paint. I have tried to achieve this look for years, but not always with success. Chalk paint allows you to layer, and make something truly look old through each layer. You did beautiful work. Love it.

  13. It looks great and I love the chair!

  14. It looks great and I love the chair!

  15. Gorgeous finish. I do a similar finish using latex and lime wash, sanding and so on…great project. So beautiful.

  16. Gorgeous finish. I do a similar finish using latex and lime wash, sanding and so on…great project. So beautiful.

  17. Jenny says:

    Beautiful! I am your newest follower!

    Jenny
    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com

  18. Jenny says:

    Beautiful! I am your newest follower!

    Jenny
    http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com

  19. Anonymous says:

    It's absolutely gorgeous, girl. Well done. :)

    Miss Mustard Seed

  20. Anonymous says:

    It's absolutely gorgeous, girl. Well done. :)

    Miss Mustard Seed

  21. wow…that is amazing! Love all the layering!

  22. wow…that is amazing! Love all the layering!

  23. Brandi says:

    Beautiful restoration! I love the color!

  24. Brandi says:

    Beautiful restoration! I love the color!

  25. Kelli, this piece is AMAZING! LOVE how you layered your paint. I did a table today layering Paris Gray, Graphite and Versailles but I blended it with a brush. I like the effect of the wet rag better; makes it softer. Really cool! I've noticed with ASCP, I'm much happier with the results if I layer several colors on a piece. I don't know what I'd do if I had to stick to just one. GREAT JOB!

  26. Kelli, this piece is AMAZING! LOVE how you layered your paint. I did a table today layering Paris Gray, Graphite and Versailles but I blended it with a brush. I like the effect of the wet rag better; makes it softer. Really cool! I've noticed with ASCP, I'm much happier with the results if I layer several colors on a piece. I don't know what I'd do if I had to stick to just one. GREAT JOB!

  27. AnneA says:

    Can you explain how you layer the paint and distress with a wet rag? I am assuming you do small areas and wipe off while still wet?